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        James and Horace Smith. Joint Authors of "Rejected Addresses". A Family Narrative

      Hurst and Blackett, London 1899 - Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo. Superbly bound extra-illustrated set of the joint biography of James and Horace Smith, whose Rejected Addresses (1809), on the occasion of the re-opening of the Drury Lane Theatre, was "one of the cleverest volumes of parody to be published in the Romantic period" (ODNB).Horace Smith befriended Percy Shelley in 1816, and it was in the spirit of literary competition with Smith that Shelley wrote "Ozymandias" in 1818. Smith's own sonnet was titled "On a Stupendous Leg of Granite". Before he left England, Shelley, with the utmost confidence in Smith's integrity and discretion, placed his pecuniary affairs in his hands" (139).A glimpse of nineteenth-century literary life, in a choice binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. For the Guild of Women Bookbinders, see Tidcombe pp. 115-130 Full red morocco gilt, a.e.g. by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. Fine. Bookseller's ticket of Paul Elder, San Francisco Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Elliptische Functionen. Vorlesungen von Bernhard Riemann. Mit Zusätzen hrsg von Hermann Stahl.

      Leipzig, B.G.Teubner Vlg., 1899 - 144 S. Guter Zustand. Mit Ex Libris des Mathematikers Paul Stäckel. Privater Einband. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Leder beschabt, Buchrücken oben mit kleiner Fehlstelle, unten gelöst. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 450 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and their allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, in four volumes, complete

      London, Frederick Warne, 1899. New edition (revised).. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. xiv, (1), 1-269; xii, 1-279; xi, 1-258; xi, 1-213 with 319 fine colored plates after paintings by Anne Pratt. Original one-half black morocco leather over dark green leather-covered boards, spine with five raised bands each decorated with small gilt horizontal lines and sent off by double gilt panel lines, red morocco title label in one compartment lettered in gilt, volume numbered stamped in gilt in one other compartment and with gilt floral design vignette in the remaining four other compartments, all page edges are spectacled in red, lg 8vo. According to Edward Step, who revised the volume: "All the coloured plates have been specially compared for this edition with the carefully hand-coloured originals; and the colour printing has been thereby improved." Indeed, the colored plates are bright with crisp edges to the flowers and leaves and with vivid coloration. This copy is also beautifully bound. No ownership marks and few signs of use.

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        THE SPORTING NOVELS 'Handley Cross' (2 Vols), 'Mr Facey Romford's Hounds' (2 Vols), 'Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour' (2 Vols), 'Ask Mamma' (2 Vols), 'Plain or Ringlets' (2 Vols) and 'Hawbuck Grange'.

      London: Bradbury Agnew & Co. Ltd. 1899 - Bradbury, Agnew, London, 1899. M.F.H. Edition, stamped in gilt on spines. Limited Edition. With the original illustrations by Leech and H.K. Browne, including the hand-colored engraved plates in all volumes. 11 vols. Royal 8vo (10 x 6-1/2 inches). An attractive set of the sporting novels, including Handley Cross, Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, Ask Mamma, Plain or Ringlets?, Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, Hawbuck Grange. Bound in quarter morocco leather binding with red cloth boards. M.F.H. Edition, stamped in gilt on spines. Limited Edition.   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – slightly sun-faded. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition – gently bumped and worn. Boards – very good condition – cloth, some marks. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt, other pages hand cut or uncut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – all solid. Paste downs – very good condition – foxed. End papers – very good condition – foxed. Title – very good condition – foxed. Pages – very good condition – some foxing and marks, minor tears to the tissue guards. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1899-1900 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Shakespeare (The Larger Temple Shakespeare)

      J. M. Dent & Co., London 1899 - Complete set of 12 volumes of The Larger Temple Shakespeare With Many Illustrations Antiquarian and Topographical. Half green morocco (faded to brown on spines); five raised bands; titling and floral decoration in compartments. Light green boards (a few pink marks); top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of F. Belben (family of authors Rosalind and May Belben) to feps; foxing to prelims, end matter and page edges, and gift inscription to Vol. I but no other inscriptions or markings. An attractive and solidly bound set. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT.

      Ward Lock,London,1899. - Thick Royal 8vo.pp.xvii + 1644 + 64 full page illustrations + 13 colour plates,some folding,many black and white illustrations .There are also numerous contemporary advertising pages. Bound in quarter dark red morocco ,raised bands with green cloth boards, endpaper advertisements A few spots of foxing as usual else A Very Good clean copy. A cornerstone in any cookery book collection,completely charming insight into Victorian homes and their running. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DEUX CONTES DE MA MERE L'OYE: LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT & LE PETIT CHAPERON ROUGE

      London: Eragny Press, 1899. ONE OF 220 COPIES ON PAPER (and four copies on vellum). Operated between 1894 and World War I by Lucien and Esther Pissarro, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality, but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The Eragny books were especially renowned for their printing of color wood engravings, and the beautiful results of the Pissarros' work in this respect can be seen here. This immensely charming French version of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" was the fifth product of the press, and an important early artistic (though not financial) success.. 200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 38 pp., [1] leaf (colophon, device). ONE OF 220 COPIES ON PAPER (and four copies on vellum). Publisher's original blue printed paper boards. FOUR FINE WOODCUTS BY LUCIEN PISSARRO, ONE AN EXQUISITE DOUBLE-PAGE WOODCUT IN GOLD, LIGHT GREEN, BLACK, AND WHITE SURROUNDED BY AN INTRICATE WOODCUT BORDER AT BEGINNING OF TEXT (the others a circular cut on title and at end and a full-page cut of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf), delicate woodcut initials, all by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of Hartshorne. Urbanelli, p. 121; Ransom, p. 262; Tomkinson, p. 62. Spine lightly and uniformly faded, top of spine slightly bumped, blank obverse of opening woodcut with light freckled foxing (image not affected); in all other ways, a perfect copy, IMMACULATE INSIDE AND OUT. Operated between 1894 and World War I by Lucien and Esther Pissarro, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality, but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The Eragny books were especially renowned for their printing of color wood engravings, and the beautiful results of the Pissarros' work in this respect can be seen here. This immensely charming French version of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" was the fifth product of the press, and an important early artistic (though not financial) success.

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan, finely bound in full polished, speckled calf

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1899 - This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill’s second published work, finely bound. The exquisite binding by Sotheran of London (one of the world’s oldest bookshops) wears some of its age, but is nonetheless magnificent in full, polished, speckled calf. The boards feature treble ruled gilt borders with gilt corner ornaments, double gilt rules on all edges, and elaborately tooled gilt dentelles (turn-ins) framing marbled paper end sheets. Shelf appearance is strikingly handsome; the spines are skillfully backed in polished, speckled calf with raised spine bands framed by gilt rules, red morocco spine labels, and gilt tooled and printed compartments. The contents are bound with gilt top edges and head and foot bands. Tiny print on the verso of each front free endpaper reads "SOTHERAN SACKVILLE ST LONDON". The bindings almost certainly date from the early days of the 81 years Sotheran spent at this address. Condition of the bindings approaches very good. The spines are lightly sunned and the boards show moderate wear to extremities. The contents are bright and comparatively clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is only light and intermittent. Careful collation confirms the presence of all maps and plans, noting a discreet repair to the verso of the Volume I map facing p.154 (to reinforce one of the folds). Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this work is compelling in every respect. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who participated in the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is notably sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the text of the first edition of The River War is both beautifully rendered and bibliographically precious. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. They are also scarce; there were only 2,000 copies of this first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Notably, the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on the 1902 abridged and revised text. Please anticipate that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte & Her Sisters. With Introductions to the Works By Mrs Humphry Ward. And An Introduction and Notes to the Life by Clement K. Shorter In Seven Volumes With Portraits and Illustrations

      London: Smith Elder & Co. 1899 - London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1899-1900. Seven volumes, complete of the Haworth Edition finely bound by Matthews & Brooke, Bradford with the binder’s stamp to the rear of the front end paper. Half red calf leather over red cloth boards, spine with gilt lined compartments and raised bands, titles in gilt to the spine, marbled endpapers. Volume I – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, xlv, 555 pages. Introductions by Mrs Humphrey Ward and Clement K. Shorter. Volume II – Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, xxviii, 666 pages. Volume III – Villette by Charlotte Bronte, xxxv, [3], 594 pages. Volume IV – The Professor etc by Charlotte Bronte, xvii, 546 pages. Volume V – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, lviii, [2], 557 pages. Volume VI – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, xxiv, 502 pages. Volume VII – The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Mrs Gaskell, xxxvi, 659 pages. 80 black and white plates, some of which are engravings and other photos. Haworth Edition.   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – slightly age toned, some minor scratches and marks – see images. Joints – very good condition – minor wear. Corners – good condition – wear to the leather. Boards – good condition. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – some cracking to the paper in one volume, solid. Front paste down – good condition – marbled. Front free end paper – good condition – marbled. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – occasional foxing but minor. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1899-1900 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sport in East Central Africa: being an account of hunting trips in Portuguese and other districts of East Central Africa.

      Rowland Ward London 1899 - First edition. 8vo., xvi, 340pp., 12 pages ads at end, four plates, modern green half calf gilt, an excellent copy. "An elusive Rowland Ward publication . His best chapters cover his experiences hunting elephant in the Chiringoma region." - Czech. Czech p89. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fête dans les bois, réminiscence mythologique

      Original pencil drawing. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Light bites at the bottom and margin not involving the drawing, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Mine de plomb sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème 23 x 36 cm

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        Duel : Étude 4

      Original charcoal drawing. Signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Very nice condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, ... etc. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Fusain sur papier Fin XIXème - Début XXème 25 x 16,25 cm

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        In's Land der Mitternachtssonne. Tagebuch eines Malers.

      Karlsruhe, Kunstdruckerei Künstlerbund, o.J. (1899), - Quer-folio, (31x43 cm), 52 nn. lith. Bll. Mit 1 Karte. u. zahlr., teilw. farb. u. blattgr. Illustr. auf diversen getönten Papiersorten gedruckt. Or.-Lwd. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, wenige Bereibungen u. Flecken. Rücken u. Ecken bestossen. Erste Ausgabe. Reich illustrierter Bericht über eine Reise nach Norwegen u. Spitzbergen in Sommer 1898. "Ich machte diese Reise an Bord der "Auguste Victoria", des bekannten schönen Schiffes der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie vom 2. bis 24. Juli" (Kallmorgen im Prospekt).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Thieme-B. XIX, 478. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James and Horace Smith. Joint Authors of "Rejected Addresses". A Family Narrative

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1899. Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt, a.e.g. by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. Fine. Bookseller's ticket of Paul Elder, San Francisco. Extra-illustrated with 133 engravings (13 colored), 126 portraits (18 colored), a bookplate of David Garrick, and 1 autograph letter, signed, of George Smart. 2 vols. 8vo. Superbly bound extra-illustrated set of the joint biography of James and Horace Smith, whose Rejected Addresses (1809), on the occasion of the re-opening of the Drury Lane Theatre, was "one of the cleverest volumes of parody to be published in the Romantic period" (ODNB). Horace Smith befriended Percy Shelley in 1816, and it was in the spirit of literary competition with Smith that Shelley wrote "Ozymandias" in 1818. Smith's own sonnet was titled "On a Stupendous Leg of Granite". Before he left England, Shelley, with the utmost confidence in Smith's integrity and discretion, placed his pecuniary affairs in his hands" (139). A glimpse of nineteenth-century literary life, in a choice binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders. For the Guild of Women Bookbinders, see Tidcombe pp. 115-130

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        Flaxie Growing Up; Flaxie Frizzle; Doctor Papa; Little Pitchers

      Lee and Shepard Publishers, Boston 1899 - Later Printings. Original decorative cloth and dustjackets. Collection of four Flaxie Frizzle series titles, all published in 1899 and all with their original publisher's dustjackets. Uncommon. Near Fine books in mostly Good to Very Good dustjackets, chipping to edges, Flaxie Frizzle title lacking about half of spine material. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan, finely bound in full polished, speckled calf

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First edition, first printing. Full leather. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work, finely bound. The exquisite binding by Sotheran of London (one of the world's oldest bookshops) wears some of its age, but is nonetheless magnificent in full, polished, speckled calf. The boards feature treble ruled gilt borders with gilt corner ornaments, double gilt rules on all edges, and elaborately tooled gilt dentelles (turn-ins) framing marbled paper end sheets. Shelf appearance is strikingly handsome; the spines are skillfully backed in polished, speckled calf with raised spine bands framed by gilt rules, red morocco spine labels, and gilt tooled and printed compartments. The contents are bound with gilt top edges and head and foot bands. Tiny print on the verso of each front free endpaper reads “SOTHERAN SACKVILLE ST LONDON”. The bindings almost certainly date from the early days of the 81 years Sotheran spent at this address. Condition of the bindings approaches very good. The spines are lightly sunned and the boards show moderate wear to extremities. The contents are bright and comparatively clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is only light and intermittent. Careful collation confirms the presence of all maps and plans, noting a discreet repair to the verso of the Volume I map facing p.154 (to reinforce one of the folds). Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this work is compelling in every respect. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who participated in the last “genuine” cavalry charge of the British army at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is notably sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the text of the first edition of The River War is both beautifully rendered and bibliographically precious. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. They are also scarce; there were only 2,000 copies of this first edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Notably, the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his criticism of Kitchener for political reasons.  All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on the 1902 abridged and revised text. Please anticipate that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29

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        Société par actions des Manufactures de Girardov. Hielle et Dittrich. Fabrique d'articles en toile de bonneteries et de cotonnades.

      Leipzig und München, Eckert & Pflug, um 1899. - 4to (27x11,5 cm), goldgeprägter wattierter Original-Ganzledereinband, 41 Seiten, mit einer Tafelabbildung und Buchschmuck. Dekorativer, reich goldgeprägter Jugendstil-Ganzledereinband des Kunstverlages Eckert & Pflug, Leipzig-München, auf dem Hinterdeckel signiert. Hellbraunes wattiertes Ganzleder, mit schönen Buntpapiervorsätzen. Sehr seltene Firmenschrift der Leinenfabrik Hielle et Dittrich mit russisch-französischem Paralleltext. Der Einband sehr leicht angerieben, mit vereinzelten, schwachen Braunflecken, sonst sehr schön erhalten. 1829 wurde die südlich Warschau gelegene Stadt Zyrardwo mit dem Bau einer Leinenweberei gegründet. Die Weberei war eine der größten und modernsten Leinenfabriken Europas, deren erster Leiter Philippe de Girard der Erfinder einer Leinengarnverarbeitungsmaschine war. In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts, nach der Übernahme durch die beiden deutschen Industriellen, Karl August Dittrich und Karl Hielle, wurde die Weberei ausgebaut sowie die Fabriksiedlung Rouda-Gouzovska erbaut, die hier auf der Tafel neben den Fabrikgebäuden in Vogelperspektive wiedergegeben wird. Dort befanden sich Arbeiterhäuser, Wohnstätten für die Führungskräfte, Kirchen, Schulen, Kindergarten, Krankenhaus und verschiedene Dienstleistungsbetriebe. Die Siedlung besteht bis heute als Zentrum der Stadt. Kurz nach Hielles Tod, zählte das Werk 1 900 Beschäftigte bei einer Jahresproduktion im Wert von über 1 Million Rubel und 1907 unterhielt die Firma in Rußland und Russisch-Polen 40 Niederlassungen. Siehe: F. Matthäi, Die Industrie Rußlands, 1873, S. 482 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Commissioners and a History of Lincoln Park

      Published by the Commissioners, Chicago 1899 - 188pp. Original green cloth stamped in gold and blind on the front panel. Signed and inscribed by F. H. Gansberger, one of the Lincoln Park Commissioners, on the front free endpaper. With 1 plan and 1 two-page map. Profusely illustrated. Includes sections on the animal and floral departments, monuments, Ohio Street extension, shore protection, the great storm of October 1898, and more. A touch of wear to extremities and a few spots to front panel. A bright near fine copy. ; Oblong quarto; Signed by Associated. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Siege of Ladysmith with Sketched Map

      Ladysmith, 1899. Journal of manuscript field notes made by British peer Brigadier-General John Harington (1873-1943), while participating in the Second Boer War, including a pencil sketch map showing the theatre of war around Ladysmith in November 1899. Together with a large albumen photograph of locals fishing from a simple catamaran, and a tailor's billhead receipt from London dated February 1902 shortly after his return from the Second Boer War. 8vo. Approximately 40 pages in manuscript, plus a double page sketch map. With 2 leafs additional notes and an officer's dispatch message to him in the original covers, loosely placed within. An additional 10 pages written inversely from the rear of the volume seem to pertain to his service during the First World War and include a very detailed chart of comrades in the Navy with their age, trade, and other particulars. Brown cloth boards with ownership inscription to front, measuring approximately 14 x 9 cm. At the heart of the battlefield during the Siege of Ladysmith, Brigadier-General John Harington jotted down matters of utmost importance, including strategic movements and orders from his superiors. Harington evidently took on a leadership roll, and a dismounted party of Hussars came under his command. He also devised a calendar chart with the names of all men in his platoon to verify their presence each day, from October to December 1899. Here he notes any transfers, and one man "Brooke" who was "Killed at Surprise Hill." A list of abbreviations aids to decipher the chart, and denotes whether each officer was on duty, sick, fatigued, absent, killed, or so on. Some entries are written in full script, others are slightly cryptic perhaps out of haste or necessity. From his notes we also learn specifically what the men wore and carried with them, the distance ranges from King's Hill West Point to twelve other posts, and what message was sent to the officers and soldiers by Queen Victoria on Christmas Day 1899. A report headed "Wounded Men," 3 pages in length was received by a General Sir Archibald Hunter, a senior officer who distinguished himself during the Boer War and would later become Governor of Omdurman, which gives specific directives for leaving wounded men behind, justified by a now obsolete courtesy of conduct which was then understood and usually respected between "civilised nations" while at war. The double page sketch map, drawn on the spot, shows British military positions as the town of Ladysmith had been beleaguered with troops surrounding it in a horseshoe shape for defence. The primary camp is shown at the center, between Range Point and Convent Hill. Other encampments lay on Cemetery, Helpmakaar Hills, etc. The drawing extends from Cover Redoubt to the north and Ceasars camp to the south. Roads to Veenan, Colenso, Newcastle, and Helpmekaar are shown. [The battalions made trenches reinforced by stone and sand bags, worked tirelessly at improving the town defences and mounted patrols to keep watch on the enemy. The Boers surrounded them at a distance of 2 to 4 miles.] Some excerpts from the journal: "From G.O.C. 8th Bdl. To O.C. Battery & M.I. on Observation Hill - You are to come in at once..." "General Scheme Defence Maritzburg [Pietermaritzburg, capital of Natal] 3 Corps Inf: encamped outside town at... Bissets Hill Griffins Below Signal Hill. These will throw out pickets make shelter trenches in suitable spots firing point... day & night and will be strengthened in the event of attack. Posts will be connected by signal. Alarm Post in Market Square... Alarm by day - the T.G.R.A. will proceed to Bisset's Hill. The M.A. will proceed to the high ground near Glen Farm with detached party holding horses NE of Slaughter House Bridge... Retreat in the event of a stand... " "To clump of green bushes beyond telegraph post - 720." "From Bsle Megor Bde Officer [?]. To CI.C. 2 BRB King's Post 620AM. 4.11.99. Please detail daily until further orders a working party of a serg. & 20 to parade at 9 am for work at Dde H.Q. Bomb proof shelter on King's Hill. Also please include in your daily ration... the dismounted party of XI Hussars who will live at and be under your command in the Reserve Post No. 7 campground." "Wounded Men. NFF Order 352 [Natal Field Force]. It has been brought to the notice of the G.O.C. that many men, prompted by a high sense of duty & comradeship leave the fighting rank and remain behind even in retreat to help wounded comrades. This is forbidden. In warfare against a civilised enemy the wounded receive every attention from friend & foe. It is therefore unnecessary that officers and men should weaken the fighting strength of their own side and run grave risks of being made prisoners of war by such acts... Further while combatants are in the field our ambulances and their establishments cannot expect to be granted that immunity from hostile action which is accorded to them by all civilised nations... On more than one occasion in this Campaign this has actually occurred. This order will be read 3 times on parade. B.O. (Sgt) A. Hunter" [Original dispatch letter in envelope] "Lt. Harington: A Coy will halt with the supply columns, & guard it tonight... B Coy may come on as quick as he can to rejoin the Btn in bivouack." End Excerpts. Brigadier-General John Harington (1873-1943) was in the Field Intelligence Division, Natal Field Force, when he kept this field journal, at age 26 commanding a battalion of the 2nd Rifle Brigade, stationed at King's Post, during the Siege of Ladysmith. Previously, Harington had fought in the Nile Expedition of 1898. As revealed here, he fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902. Shortly after that, he found himself in the Somaliland Expedition, from 1903 to 1904, and subsequently in the Nandi East Africa Campaign between 1905 and 1906. He gained the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel. He continued serving through the First World War, was mentioned in despatches four times, was wounded three times, and received the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1915. Circa 1918/19 he gained the rank of Brigadier Commander. At about that time he gained the rank of Colonel in the 3rd and 2nd Battalions, Rifle Brigade, and in 1923 the rank of Temporary Colonel in the Staff and Inspector-General, King's African Rifles. He gained the rank of commanding officer between 1928 and 1930 in the 139th (Sherwood Foresters) Infantry Brigade. He gained the rank of Honorary Brigadier-General in 1930. [His distinguished military career is further recounted in "Who Was Who"]. He was also awarded the Chevalier - Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur; and in 1919 was appointed Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.). He was appointed Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1927. For a time, he held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Shropshire. In 1908 he married Lady Frances Aline Temple-Gore-Langton, daughter of the 4th Earl of Stowe, and they had three children. They lived at Chelmarsh Hall, Bridgnorth in Shropshire. He is the younger brother of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) 12th Baronet of the Harington Baronetcy of Ridlington in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands, who succeeded their father to the title in 1911. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Called to the Bar in 1886, he practised as a barrister on the Oxford Circuit. He served in the London Brigade of the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers from 1880 to 1891, and had commanded the Artillery Company of the Calcutta Port Defence Volunteers from 1900 to 1909. He took up an appointment as a Puisne Judge in the High Court of Justice at Fort William in Bengal in 1899, where he served in that capacity until returning home in 1913. For this service he earned the Delhi Durbar Medals. He volunteered for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, then aged 53. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the Anti-Aircraft Corps, in which capacity he served until 1916. A onetime Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire, he was appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1918 and died in February 1931, having succeeded to his father's title in 1911. John and Richard Harington are sons of Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911), who became 11th Baronet in 1877. The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 30 October 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal. The Boers made several attacks at and around Ladysmith but the British blocked the attempted invasion of the colony. Commanding British troops was Lieutenant General Sir George White, his army numbered approximately 5,500 men against a varying number of Boers. From the end of the year 1899, the garrison outnumbered the besieging Boers. The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, or ZAR), often informally known as the Transvaal Republic, was an independent Boer-ruled country in northern South Africa during the second half of the 19th century. It occupied the area later known as the South African province of Transvaal, its name in Afrikaans meaning 'beyond the Vaal River'. The Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), involved large numbers of troops from many British possessions, which ended with the conversion of the Boer republics into British colonies (with a promise of limited self-governance). These colonies later formed part of the Union of South Africa. The British fought directly against the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, defeating their forces first in open warfare and then in a long and bitter guerrilla campaign. In 1900, during the Second Boer War, the ZAR was annexed by the United Kingdom. British losses were high due to both disease and combat. Originally consisting of the bulk of the independent Boer South African Republic after the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 it became the Transvaal Colony, and one of the founding provinces of the Union of South Africa, with its regional capital in Pretoria from 1910 until 1994. The province no longer exists, and its territory now forms the provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga and part of the North West Province. Despite its official disintegration, the Transvaal is still a commonly used geographical term and retains its historical meaning.

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        Resolution of the House of Lords and the House of Commons thanking Kitchener of Khartoum for the successful Nile Campaign.

      1899 - 2 volumes, Folio(44 x 35 cm), each consisting of 2 leaves, printed entirely on vellum within fancy gilt borders, each with respective coat-of-arms to head, original red (and green) straight-grained morocco gilt, both volumes signed by the respective Clerks to the House, with a hand-written letter from Lord Kitchener to Colonel Long. Printed entirely on vellum and bound in the finest morocco, a magnificent tribute to the participants in the capture of Khartoum. The officially printed resolutions by both Houses of Parliament thanking Major General Lord Kitchener of Khartoum and other leading participants in the Nile Campaign of 1896-7-8. The present example is that presented to Colonel Long and includes a hand-written letter form Kitchener to Colonel Long dated 17th July 1899, notifying Long of the vote of thanks and also personally thanking Long for his "indefatigable work". Also with a handwritten letter from Henry Graham, Clerk to the House of Lords, dated 10th August 1899, sending the "authenticated transcript on vellum of the Resolutions of the House of Lords on the 8th June last, placed in an appropriate cover". Also with a printed document from the War Office concerning Colonel Long's pension (£150 per annum). In 1898, at Omdurman an army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. This was the culmination of the Egyptian Campaign undertaken by Kitchener to reclaim the Sudan and to gain revenge for the death of General Gordon in 1884. Colonel Long was later responsible for the most Victoria Crosses (seven) won during a single action in the Boer War at Colenso in 1899. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Shakespeare (The Larger Temple Shakespeare)

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.. Very Good Plus. 1899. First Edition Thus. Half Leather. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Complete set of 12 volumes of The Larger Temple Shakespeare With Many Illustrations Antiquarian and Topographical. Half green morocco (faded to brown on spines); five raised bands; titling and floral decoration in compartments. Light green boards (a few pink marks); top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of F. Belben (family of authors Rosalind and May Belben) to feps; foxing to prelims, end matter and page edges, and gift inscription to Vol. I but no other inscriptions or markings. An attractive and solidly bound set. .

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        Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts, Vale Press] The World at Auction

      Hacon & Ricketts, Vale Press, London 1899 - Attractively bound Arts & Crafts period binding in full russet morocco with simple but alluring gouged border designs leaving the negative space around gilt, inner rectangular border design of weaving strapwork and leaf pattern, similar motif on spine with nice bold dot patterns, thick inner dentelles. One of 210 copies, first leaf with wood-engraved border and initial by Charles Ricketts, a scarce Vale Press title, made more desirable by the binding combination. Slight wear to corners and ext. spine, else very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Antarctic Mystery.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1899.(). 8vo. 336 pp. Very Good, Beige Decorative Cloth with sun-fading, stains, edge wear, & rubbing on boards; spine slanted; boards slightly loose; minor shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle; signed dedication to previous owner on FFEP. Mylar Jacket. Illustrations. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. First US Edition.

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        Heiteres und Ernstes aus dem Soldatenleben eines alten Officiers.

      Verlag von E. Weyrich Witwe (Inhaber Adolf Hein), Troppau 1899 - original Leinenband, Rundumgoldschnitt, 8°, VI, 232 Seiten; Zustand: Fadenheftung etwas gelockert, Vorsätze etwas fleckig, sonst gut Vorwort: Wenn ich mich in schon vorgerücktem Alter entschloß, meine Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen während einer fast dreißigjährigen Dienstzeit niederzuschreiben, so verfolgte ich dabei hauptsächlich den Zweck, jüngeren Kameraden einen Einblick zu geben, wie es vor mehr als vierzig Jahren in der Armee aussah und wie sich die Verhältnisse bis unmittelbar nach dem Feldzuge 1866 geändert, gebessert haben. Manches, was hier erzählt wird, dünkt heute kaum glaublich. Ich will mit der Veröffentlichtung meiner Erlebnisse außerdem den Zweck erreichen, daß von Seite der Herren Vorstände von Veteranen- und anderen patriotischen Vereinen den jüngeren Mitgliedern nahe gelegt werde, wie viel günstiger sich für die Angehörigen der Armee die Verhätlnisse gegen früher gestaltet haben. Wenn auch die physischen und geistigen Anforderungen heute mitunter gegen früher bedeutendere sein mögen, so wir zugegeben werden, daß das Ertragen von Strapazen dem Soldaten durch zweckmäßige Adjustierung und Ausrüstung und was die Hauptsache, durch die menschenwürdigere Behandlung leichter gemacht wird; weiters dürfte durch die Veröffentlichung meiner Erzählungen manches bisher unwichtig Beurtheilte - und das betrifft Nordböhmen, als den im Feldzugsjahre 1866 stark betroffenen Theil - aufgeklärt werden. Indem ich somit meine Mittheilungen der Öffentlichkeit übergebe, sollen dieselben mit der ergebenen Bitte begleitet sein, es möge das Urtheil über manches darin Vorkommende wohlwollend sein gegenüber dem Verfasser. G. M. . . . . de 500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Programmes, Maps, Photographic Postcards and Personal Invitations of Sir Richard Harington - 12th Baronet

      Calcutta, Delhi, 1899-1912. Mini archive of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931), then serving as a Justice in the High Court Fort William in Bengal, commemorating his attendance at the Delhi Durbar of 1911 and featuring ephemeral programmes, maps, postcards, and his own private invitations to the event. Together with portrait photographs taken of him upon accepting the post of Puisne Judge in 1899 and other family portraits. Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931), was 12th Baronet of the Harington Baronetcy of Ridlington in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands, succeeding his father to the title in 1911. He was the eldest son of Sir Richard Harington, 11th Baronet, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Called to the Bar in 1886, he practised as a barrister on the Oxford Circuit. He served in the London Brigade of the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers from 1880 to 1891, and had commanded the Artillery Company of the Calcutta Port Defence Volunteers from 1900 to 1909. He took up an appointment as a Puisne Judge in the High Court of Justice at Fort William in Bengal in 1899, where he served in that capacity until returning home in 1913. For this service he earned the Delhi Durbar Medals. He volunteered for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, then aged 53. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the Anti-Aircraft Corps, in which capacity he served until 1916. A onetime Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire, he was appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1918 and died in February 1931, having succeeded to his father's title in 1911. The lot includes the following: Three formal portrait photographs of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931), including one cabinet card by Norman May & Co Ltd of Malvern, together with additional portraits of his wife, child, and the couple together. Personal invitation card to Justice and Lady Harington, as guests at the ceremony of the Laying of the Foundation Stone at New Delhi, placed by King George V and Queen Mary on 15 December 1911 at the site of Delhi Durbar of 1911 at Kingsway Camp, 2 km from Coronation Park. Personal invitation and programme of an Afternoon Party to Honor the British Monarchs, held in Calcutta 5 January 1912, also during the royal visit. Official Programmes and Maps for the Delhi Durbar of 1911, rare documents, including the official programme and memoir of Delhi (8vo. 149 pages plus photographic plates) official directory with maps (small 8vo. 388 pages plus 2 maps in rear pocket), a programme to the state service (8vo. 12 pages string-tied with covers), and a programme to the state garden party (small 8vo. 4 pages with illustrated covers, formerly ribbon-tied). Three postcards showing various tent camps erected for the event, including the Viceroy's tent encampment. Produced by Johnston and Hoffman, a commercial photographic firm active in India between 1870 and 1918. The Delhi Durbar, meaning "Court of Delhi", was an Indian imperial style mass assembly organised by the British at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the succession of an Emperor or Empress of India. Also known as the Imperial Durbar, it was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911, at the height of the British Empire. The 1911 Durbar was the only one that a sovereign, George V, attended. On 22 March 1911, a royal proclamation announced that the Durbar would be held in December to commemorate the coronation in Britain a few months earlier of George V and Mary of Teck and allow their proclamation as Emperor and Empress of India. Practically every ruling prince and nobleman in India, plus thousands of landed gentry and other persons of note, attended to pay obeisance to their sovereigns. The official ceremonies lasted from 7 December to 16 December, with the Durbar itself occurring on Tuesday, 12 December.] This event was significant in that it resulted in the capital of India being changed. Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the capital of India during the British Raj until December 1911. On 12 December 1911, during his speech for laying the foundation stone for the Viceroy's residence in the Coronation Park, Kingsway Camp, George V, then Emperor of India, along with Queen Mary, his Consort, made the announcement that the capital of the Raj was to be shifted from Calcutta to Delhi. Subsequently, the foundation stone was shifted from the site of Delhi Durbar of 1911, where the Coronation Pillar stood, and embedded in the walls of the forecourt of the Secretariat. Although Calcutta was established as the capital of India in 1911, it would be twenty years before it would be officially inaugurated as such. Lord Irwin, the Viceroy, commenced these ceremonies on 10 February 1931. A massive tent city was created north of the areas of Paharganj and Sadar Bazaar. The camp was home to maharajahs from across India, and provided them with lavish temporary accomodations. A correspondent for the Allahabad-based 'Pioneer' newspaper reported that in some cases, the tent poles were covered in beaten silver. He praised the Baroda camp for its elegant color scheme and attractive entrance arch, but described the camp of the Maharaja of Kashmir as the finest of all. According to architectural historian Robert Grant Irving, who described the making of New Delhi in his 1981 book 'Indian Summer', the Durbar camps were home to 300,000 and as many as 750,000 people flooded the city.

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        The Mafeking Mail. Special Siege Slips.

      Mafeking: Printed and published by Townshend & Son, Market Square, Mafeking. Editor & Manager G.N.H. Whales. - Folio, (390 x 266mm), Nos. 1-152, November 1st 1899 to May 31st 1900 with explanation for the unissued number 56 present - 'The cause of this omission was one of those shells .' (210x105mm) tipped-in. Printed on various papers & colours, including pink, brown and blue - & various sizes, with No. 35 only with small loss to bottom corner. The preface leaf followed by a single leaf printed on both sides - '[Published by Desire]. Every endeavour has been made to ensure accuracy etc. & list of Bechuanaland Rifles, Town Guard, Railway Division & return of Town Guard to the verso, followed by Siege Slips'. Preface leaf creased, occasional tears without loss due to the poor quality of the paper. Army & Navy Club armorial bookplate pasted to front pastedown endpaper with shelf location & 'Presented by Capt. Johnston-Saint' in ink to head of bookplate. The bookplate probably of Capt. P. Johnston-Saint of the Indian Army, 1886-1974 who later assisted The Wellcome Institute. Bound in quarter morocco, cloth boards, gilt lettered, cloth boards marked & bottom inch of spine torn away & spine starting to split, however sound & tight with the contents although fragile in very good condition. Mendelssohn 967. The Preface explains the circumstances of the production of the Slips under siege conditions with the hits and near misses on their offices. The relationship between the Publisher and Editor and the Military Authorities was precarious, with Whales being briefly imprisoned for quarrelsome criticism of the conduct of the siege, however Townshend and Whales clearly recognised the curiosity value of their publication and proceeded to create a business out of what was initially done for community benefit.

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        The Awakening

      Chicago: Herbert S. Stone, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Hardcover in pale green cloth decorated with dark greeen and red art nouveau floral design. Top edge gilt, other pages uncut. Titl page printed in black with red. 303 pp. Recased retaining all original clotrh and original endpapers and blanks. Two small stians to the front cloth and a bit of light spotting here and there; spine cloth a touch faded. Scattered light foxing to a few leaves, few small stains to pp. 4, 5, 6. One of only four books published by during the author's lifetime, two being collections of her short stories and two being novels; "The Awakening" is far and away Chopin's most important and enduring work, set in end-of-the-19th century New Orleans, featuring female protagonist Edna Pontellier who struggles against traditional treament of women, marriage and motherhood in the Old South; the novel acknowledges female desires and as a result was, if not banned outright, censored. "The Awakening" has become recognized as a masterwork and landmark of early feminist writing.

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        Svenska sjöhjältar. I-VII.

      - Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1899-1923. 8:o. Illustrerad med planscher och utvikbara kartor. Mörkblå halvmarokängband, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind, främre omslag medbundna från del fyra (Bern. Andersson). 12 volymer. Första bandet (som innehåller del 1-3) är något nött och lätt avvikande i färgton, annars mycket fin svit. Dedikation till statsminister Arvid Lindman i del 5:II:1 och med dennes nautiska exlibris i samtliga volymer. Med teckningar av amiral Jacob Hägg. 1: Gustaf von Psilander. 2: Jacob Bagge. 3: Nils Ehrensköld. 4:Klas Kristofferson Horn. 5:I-II (3 volymer): Klas Fleming, Karl Gustaf Wrangel, Martin Thijsen Anckarhielm, Danska kriget 1643-1645. 6: Henrik af Trolle. Fredrik af Chapman. Otto Henrik Nordenskjöld. Gustaf III, politiken och flottan 1772-1784. 7:1-6: Flottan och ryska kriget 1788-1790 Otto Henrik Nordenskjöld.Bra proveniens. Arvid Lindman (1862-1936) var inte bara statssminister under två perioder, 1906-11 och 1928-30, utan var i sin ungdom även inskriven i Kungl. Sjökrigsskolan och tog sjöofficersexamen 1882. Han deltog som underlöjtnant i fregatten Vanadis världsomsegling samt utnämndes till löjtnant 1887. Han övergick sedan till flottans reserv, då politiken tog över, och avancerade 1907 till konteramiral i flottans reserv.

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        Binding, Fine- Douglas Cockerell] The Hymn of Bardaisan

      Essex House Press, London 1899 - 12mo. Early Arts & Crafts style binding (1902) by Douglas Cockerell with his binding signature in rear dentelle, "19 DC 02." Full polished claft with leaf motif stamped in front and back near the spine forming a darker brown. AEG. The second book of the press, with compositors and a pressman coming over from the Kelmscott Press. Binding somewhat rubbed at spine and corners. An early example of a sparing, but distinctively Arts and Crafts binding by the famous English bookbinder, Douglas Cockerell. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dracula.

      New York: Doubleday & McClure Co.,, 1899. Octavo. Original tan cloth stamped in blue, gilt, and olive with a design of Dracula's mountaintop castle on the front cover, untrimmed. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Binding somewhat stained and showing general signs of handling, inner joints cracked but quite firm, internally some soiling, a few leaves dog-eared. First American edition, published two years after the London edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Lady Errington from Bram Stoker 31.05.08". Lady Errington (d. c. 1935) was the wife of Sir George Errington (1839-1920), MP and high sheriff successively of Tipperary and Wexford. Stoker was himself Irish, born in Clontarf, Dublin, and visited America repeatedly, especially between 1883 and 1904, when he toured the States with the Lyceum Theatre as Sir Henry Irving's business manager. Inscribed copies of the American first edition are decidedly uncommon.

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        Le système nerveux central, structures et fonctions, histoire critique des théories et des doctrines.

      Paris, Carré, Naud, 1899. ____ Première édition. Cette monumentale histoire de l'anatomie et de la physiologie du système nerveux a été couronnée en 1900 par l'Académie des sciences et l'Académie de médecine. Bon exemplaire. *-------* First edition. "Massive history of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system from the ancient Greece to the end of the 19th century, limited in its historical analysis. The second volume is a survey of end of 19th century opinions on the structure and function of the nervous system." Garrison-Morton 1574.1. In-4. Collation : X, 1863, (4) pp. Toile bleue, titre doré sur les plats et le dos. (Reliure de l'éditeur.).

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        THE LAST OF THE GREAT SCOUTS: THE LIFE STORY OF COL. WILLIAM F. CODY ("BUFFALO BILL")

      The Duluth Press Publishing Company (1899), Chicago & Duluth - Original maroon cloth with a buffalo head embossed in blind on the front cover; (xiv), 296 pages. Illustrated with plates after sketches and photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the subject on the half-title page: "With the Compliments/of the Subject/W. F. Cody/'Buffalo Bill.'" Graff 4616; Howes W-297. A name beneath Cody's inscription has been erased. Front hinge cracked, holding by the cords; cheap paper still very good with a few pages roughly opened. Some rubbing to the spine edges and a heavily rubbed spot about the size of a dime on the rear cover. Very Good and rather scarce when signed [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original study of a woman reading.

      [c.1899-1904]. Ink on paper. Sheet size: 11.3 x 10.9 cm. Excellent condition. Original drawing by Rackham, depicting a woman seated in a train carriage reading.

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        [Color Lithographic Poster]: Scribner's August Fiction Number (1899)

      New York: Grignard Litho. Co, 1899. Very Good. Color lithographic poster. Measures approximately 14.5" x 22". One thin horizontal center crease, small chip to one corner and bump to another, very good. A beautiful poster of William Glackens' pastel painting of a family observing a rainbow over the ocean, from a Scribner's Magazine advertisement for its special 1899 August fiction issue. Glackens co-founded the Ashcan School in New York City and was one of its leading "Eight" artists. Scarce. OCLC locates only one copy at the Library of Congress.

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        ALSs - 14 eigenhändige Briefe mit Unterschrift und 2 eigenhändige Briefe ohne Unterschrift.

      Schwenningen, Stuttgart und ohne Ort 4.VII.1899 bis 7.XII.1909 und ohne Datum. 37 Seiten 4 bis quer-16. Teilweise mit gedrucktem Briefkopf. Die beiden nicht unterschriebenen Briefe auf gedruckten Visitenkarten. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Adolf Sauer (1852-1932), Mineraloge und Geologe, wies die äolische Herkunft des Löss nach. - An seinen Freund, den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg, fachlichen und privaten Inhalts, auch die Besetzung von Stellen und Administratives betreffend.Schwenningen 4.VII.1899. "... Zunächst möchte ich Ihnen gern mitteilen, dass B. einverstanden ist, Ihnen die Diamanten zur Bearbeitung zu übergeben, vorausgesetzt, dass das betreffende Syndicat, d. Besitzer der Diamanten, seine Zustimmung ertheilt ... sie scheinen recht interessante Ausbildung zu besitzen und eine nähere Untersuchung werth zu sein ..."Stuttgart 5.XII.1905. "... Ich möchte Dich wiederum um ... Dein Urtheil darüber bitten, ob die Darstellung in beifolgenden Fahnen, welche die Fortsetzung zur Mineralkunde enthalten, einfacheren Vorstellungen entspricht und auch klar genug ist und auch keinen Lapsus enthält ... Ich habe für Weihnachten ein Anerbieten in's Ausland - nach Serbien - weiss aber noch nicht genau, ob ich dorthin gehe. Die Mission ist mir noch zu unklar ..."19.XI.1906. "... Bross soll die von mir begonnenen Porphyrstudien fortsetzen und wird deshalb etwas in Dossenheim u. Schriesheim in Porphyren klopfen. Du wirst es hoffentlich nicht als eine Beeinträchtigung Deiner durch Sitz und Amt Dir zustehenden territorialen Gerechtsame ansehen und pp. Bross hinausschmeissen ..."31.XII.1906. Auf den freien Seiten eines an ihn gerichteten Briefes des Geologen Gottlob Linck, Jena, der erklärt, sich für Salomon-Calvi einsetzen zu wollen. "... Ich sende Dir diesen Brief, damit Du daraus ersehen mögest, dass auch in J. ein werther College wohnt, der im gegebenen Falle sich einsetzt ..."28.XII.1908. "... Ich war ... in Jagstfeld und da es von dort nicht allzuweit bis Mauer ist, fuhr ich dorthin. Es reizte mich zu sehr, mir von dem ... alten Arbeiter die Stelle zeigen zu lassen, wo der Homo Heidelbergensis gefunden wurde ..."Im Folgenden über den bei Krapina gefundenen Schädel eines Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis. "Die Schötensack'sche Publikation ist recht gut, vielleicht hätte das geologische Alter besonders auf Grund der Reichenbach'schen Publikation noch etwas mehr betont werden sollen - denn Spy, Krapina etc. gehören ja geologisch gesprochen zur Hochterrasse, die Maurer Sande aber sind unbedingt älter ... Und damit passt ja vortrefflich die morpholog. Ausbildung des Schädels. Wie sehr das hohe geolog. Alter übersehen werden kann, ergiebt sich z.B. daraus, dass ich Fraas erst besonders darauf aufmerksam machen musste - er hielt anfangs Heidelberg für gleichaltrig mit Krapina ..."Ein Brief (1905) mit einer Nachschrift seiner Ehefrau Sophie an Salomon-Calvis Ehefrau Rosalia. - Beiliegend ein Abklatsch eines eigenhändigen Briefes von Salomon-Calvi an Sauer (1909).

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        Catherine de Medicis

      Paris: Goupil et C.ie, 1899. [5], 181, [1] pagine. 32x26 cm.Splendida rilegatura coeva in piena pelle da amatore, firmata "Zaehnsdorf, 1901". Doppia cornice in oro sui piatti, filettati in oro lungo il bordo. Dorso a cinque nervi, con fregi e titoli in oro. Contropiatto bordato in pelle e decorato con gigli medicei impressi in oro. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Interno ottimo. Un ritratto a colori di Caterina de' Medici in antiporta, riproduzione di un dipinto rinascimentale. [M240] Bellissimo esemplare, appartenente alla tiratura limitata di 200 copie (su un totale di mille) stampate su carta Japon impérial, con doppia suite di tutte le tavole. Joseph William Zaehnsdorf (1853-1930) discendeva dalla famosa famiglia di rilegatori di origine ungherese, attivi a Londra fin dalla metà dell'Ottocento.

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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome XVII

      1899 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque muy rozado y fatigado, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa, con algunas anotaciones en lápiz. Se trata del tomo XVII de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente los trabajos siguientes: Éloge funébre de J.B. Carnoy de G. Gilson; Contribution a l'étude du développement de l'oeuf et de la fécondation chez les annélides de Edmond Gathy; Structure du système nerveux des annélides de J. Havet; L'abrine du jéquirity, étude expérimentales de Maurice Henseval; La vésicules germinative et les globules polaires chez les batraciens de J.B. Carnoy y H. lebrun; Recherches sur l'organe cilié de l'Haementeria officinalis de H. bolsius; Fonctions gastro-intestinales; étude physiologique de Paul Leconte; Action de l'eau au cours des digestions de Paul Leconte; Deux nucléoalbumines et deux histones dans le thymus de Fernand Malengreu; Contribution à l'étude du système nerveux des trématodes de J. Havet; Inutilité de la lécithine comme excitant de la croissance de Eugéne Wildiers. 404 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIENTATIONS

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1899 - The second issue of three with edges trimmed smooth. There was no American edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half title page incorporating the printed title of the book in the inscription: "These are quite the author's/first stories & were written/when he was very, very/young & did not know/how to write./ORIENTATIONS/by/W. Somerset Maugham." A scarce title by Maugham, his first book of short stories, rarely found signed let alone with such a fabulous inscription. As usually the case with this book, the weak hinges are cracked, in this case with complete paper separation though both covers are still tight. The text of this title is often found browned, but here it is bright and clean but for the endpapers and the half title page, though with no serious effect on Maugham's inscription. The front free endpaper is detached but present. The dark green cloth with black lettering is fresh and bright. Very Good with a singularly superb inscription [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hunting-Crop Hall and other stories.

      George Redway, London., 1899. First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 336. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. Green pictorial cloth with bevelled edges. Pieces by Sir Courtenay Boyle, Capt. R. Bird Thompson, Terence Le Smythe, T.H.S. Escott, et al.Contemporary (1903) ownership inscription on verso of frontispiece. Edges spotted. Tail of spine and corners slightly scuffed. Very good. Very scarce: Copac lists no copy in any of the deposit libraries in the U.K.

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        Precis de droit civil, contenant dans une premiere partie l'Expose; des principes, et dans une deuxieme les Questions de detail et les controverses. 7e ed. revue. Paris, Larose, 1899-1900

      - 3 vols. 8vo, relis demi basane. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wood and Garden.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1899. Notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, decorative title block to spine and front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. With illustrations from photographs by the author. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The Elf (Complete Set Of The First Series : Limited Edition : 4 Vols.)

      A set of 4 Volumes. The First UK printings published at Peartree Cottage , Ingrave in 1899-1900. All four volumes are the limited editions from an edition of only 20 ( Vol 1. is number '17', Vols. 2 and 3 are number '16' and Vol. 4 is unnumbered). Volumes 1,3,and 4 have their original string ties. All four vols. are in Very Good+ condition. Moderate fading to the cover edges of Vols 2 and 3. Minor markings to the covers. Internally, free from inscriptions with a little spotting in places. According to Eckert, the prospectus for 'The Elf' appeared in 1899 and stated that there would be two editions of 'The Elf' issued : A standard edition (130 copies of Vol.1 were issued and then around 300 copies of subsequent volumes) and a limited edition of only 20 copies printed on superior paper (priced at 10 shillings each) with each picture printed, coloured and signed by the artist for this limited edition. This set is the issue on superior paper but unfortunately there are no coloured artwork accompanying these titles. Accompanied by eight B/W plates which accompanied the standard volumes including a 'Bookplate for Minnie Churchill' , 'The Court of Love', 'The Avenue' and 'The Angel of Death' - These plates are very scarce in their own right. 'The Announcements' flyer is also present which accompanied Vol.4 and describes the availability of past issues of 'The Elf' and also forthcoming titles from The Peartree Press. Housed in a custom solander marbled box with morocco spine and gilt titling. A very scarce set and at the time of listing, the only available set with such attributes on the market. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Juta's Map of South Africa

      Cape Town: Juta, 1899. New and Revised. No Binding. Fine. from the Cape to the Zambesi compiled from the best avail. Colonial & Imperial info. incl. the official Cape Colony Map by the surveyor-general Cape Town, Dr Hahn's Damaraland and F C Selous' journals and sketches. New and revised ed. Folding linen backed colored map. Org case & label. 37 x 50 in. 40 mi to the in. Map fine; case shows slight wear. From 16 deg S Latitude to the tip of Southern Africa, Tremendous detail. 1899 London Stanford.

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        Proben J.G. Schelter & Giesecke. Leipzig. Erster Band.

      Gedruckt auf einer Phonix-Presse der Maschinenfabrik,, Leipzig 1899 - Splendido e corposo catalogo in pieno stile Liberty, della fonderia J.G. Schelter & Giesecke di Leipzig, fondata nel 1819. Produzione di caratteri e fregi di ogni tipo. Stampa in nero e a colori con molte tavole fuori testo illustrate a piena pagina. Specifica e numero di catalogo per ogni elemento. Indice alfabetico in principio. La data si ricava dall'indicazione editoriale impressa al dorso (1819-1899). Verosimilmente destinato per uso interno. Qualche imperfezione al colore dell'immagine al piatto anteriore ma esemplare perfetto, legatura ben salda, carta fresca, completo e totalmente editoriale. Raro e prezioso. Legatura editoriale in piena tela blu con disegno a colori in rilievo, raffigurante un fonditore con cucchiaio, oltre nome e stemmi della Ditta al piatto anteriore, titoli a stampa al dorso, pp. 14, 572, 52 - oltre Tavole fuori testo, in 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poems of William Shakespeare, According To The Text Of The Original Copies, Including The Lyrics, Songs, And Snatches Found In His Dramas.LIMITED EDITION OF 450 COPIES. FINE COPY

      Hand Printed at The Essex House Press under the Care of C. R. Ashbee 1899 - This is a fine hardback copy in the original white vellum covers complete with the 4 ties. Copy No. 168. This copy is still wrapper in what I assume must be the original tissue paper when it came from the press. I have listed 3 Essex House Press books. For books going outside Europe I strongly recommend airmail as sea mail is a poor service, books to Europe always go by airmail in any case. Inland, I send all parcels that weigh under a kilo by first class. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books, although this book is not in the shop but in my book room at home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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